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The 25 Greatest Sitcoms of All Time

Situational comedy had been one of the main plot of 1000s of sitcoms but few of them really stood out. Here is a list of 25 such sitcoms that everybody loved!

Cheers (1982–1993)

Created by James Burrows, Glen Charles, Les Charles. With Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt. The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.

Friends (1994–2004)

Created by David Crane, Marta Kauffman. With Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc. Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Seinfeld (1989–1998)

Created by Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld. With Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander. The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

Created by Susan Harris. With Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty. Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

Arrested Development (2003– )

Created by Mitchell Hurwitz. With Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett. Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Three's Company (1976–1984)

Created by Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernard West. With John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Richard Kline. The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors.

Family Ties (1982–1989)

Created by Gary David Goldberg. With Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman. Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Scrubs (2001–2010)

Created by Bill Lawrence. With Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley. In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.

Family Guy (1999– )

Created by Seth MacFarlane, David Zuckerman. With Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis. In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Modern Family (2009– )

Created by Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd. With Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell. Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

All in the Family (1971–1979)

Created by Norman Lear. With Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers. A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

The Office (2005–2013)

Created by Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant. With Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Leslie David Baker. A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series.

The Simpsons (1989– )

Created by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon. With Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith. The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)

Created by Jeff Harris, Bernie Kukoff. With Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain, Dana Plato. The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.

30 Rock (2006–2013)

Created by Tina Fey. With Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer. Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind.

Taxi (1978–1983)

Created by James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis. With Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner. The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

South Park (1997– )

Created by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Brian Graden. With Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Frasier (1993–2004)

Created by David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee. With Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin. Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Parks and Recreation ( 2009–2015)

Created by Greg Daniels, Michael Schur. With Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt. The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Police Squad! (1982)

Created by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker. With Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams. Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies.

NewsRadio (1995–1999)

Created by Paul Simms. With Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney. The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station.

That '70s Show (1998–2006)

Created by Mark Brazill, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner. With Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson. A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin.

Laverne & Shirley (1976–1983)

Created by Lowell Ganz, Garry Marshall, Mark Rothman. With Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander, Michael McKean. The misadventures of two single women in the 1950s and '60s.

Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)

Created by Philip Rosenthal. With Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts. The comical everyday life of a successful sports columnist and his dysfunctional family.

Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)

Created by Dale McRaven. With Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Rebeca Arthur. A high strung and cynical man's life is never the same when his naive but good-natured cousin comes to America to live with him.